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In a California wilderness, enviros ponder what to do with unfinished Trump border wall


The Jacumba Wilderness sat largely protected along the U.S.-Mexico border in southwestern Imperial County as recently as last spring. Ocotillos provided pops of bright green that spiraled up from the desert floor, while a field of rare crucifixion thorns sprouted orange berries. Threatened peninsular desert bighorn sheep roamed the nearby ridgelines, mating with a herd south of the fence-less international border.


That all changed when construction began on a new stretch of border wall, made possible by funds pulled from the Department of Defense and by a 2005 act that allowed the government to waive laws to facilitate the wall's construction.


https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/2021/03/13/environmentalists-target-trumps-border-wall-protected-wilderness/6734310002/

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